TITLE

A Nation's Past and Promise A Shift in the Meaning of American Symbols

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, DERRICK Z.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay which discusses the change in the views of American people on patriotism is presented. The author reflects on the criticisms received by U.S. President Barack Obama that he refused to wear a lapel pin of the American flag at a fairground in Independence, Iowa in October 2007. According to President Obama, he used to wear the pin for a while after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, but stopped doing so because people often misused it as a substitute for "true patriotism."
ACCESSION #
51917695

 

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